Maui Food and Dining

Taste Wines of the Pacific Northwest

November 20, 2013, 5:14 PM HST
* Updated November 21, 9:49 AM
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By Maui Now Staff

An organic winter greens salad from an earlier Makena event. Photo by Vanessa Wolf

An organic winter greens salad from an earlier Makena event. Photo by Vanessa Wolf.

The Makena Beach & Golf Resort’s November edition of its monthly Food and Wine Education Series offers a taste of the Pacific Northwest.

Check it out Thursday, Nov. 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the Molokini Bar & Grille restaurant.

If you’ve seen the documentary “Somm,” then you have a sense of how incredibly knowledgeable Master Sommelier Patrick Okubo is.

Here’s your chance to pepper him with difficult questions, as he will be in Makena tomorrow night sharing three wines from the cool climates of Washington and Oregon.


Executive Chef Marc McDowell is pairing the liquid selections with three specially matched dishes.

Courtesy image.

Courtesy image.


The tasting is meant to highlight the best of what the Pacific Northwest has to offer.

Pairings for the night include:

  • Grilled peach salad with feta cheese and basil vinaigrette, accompanied by Jovino Pinot Gris, Oregon 2012.
  • Smoked salmon, pasta and peas with cream sauce alongside J. Christopher Pinot Noir, Willamette 2010.
  • Roast pork, root vegetables and jus enjoyed with Hedges Family Estate, Red Mountain, Red 2010.

The food and wine education series is offered at $40 per person and includes a chef demonstration and an in-depth look at the chosen wines with Hawaii’s youngest Master Sommelier.


For reservations or more information call (808) 875-5888.


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